Live Animal Policy

Dundas Reptile makes every attempt to sell reptiles, that are captive-bred. When they are not captive bred we make our best efforts to notate that they are farm-raised (FR) and/or field-collected (FC) species but are not responsible for any error in notation.

We guarantee that all reptiles we sell are healthy before shipping to you. Therefore, reptiles come with a 1 Month health guarantee after arrival. Guarantees on Live Reptiles are void when nighttime temperatures are listed to fall below 40 or daytime temperatures above 80 degrees.

Notification of any issue must be made within 2 weeks of delivery in the rare case of a DOA and within 5 days of arrival if claiming under the 1-month health guarantee. Either guarantee requires without any exceptions that you supply several digital pictures (3 angles) of the reptile from the side and from the top belly down. Keep Your Box!!! – All of these photos MUST be taken on top of the box with the Fedex Label visible next to the animal (NO EXCEPTIONS under any circumstances). You may send notifications, photos, and claims by TEXT ONLY 24 hours a, 365 days a year. Live Arrival Guarantee is only provided when a shipment has been signed for on the first delivery attempt. It is mandatory that you be there and sign for your delivery.

Any guarantees are void if you do not house the reptile, amphibian, tarantula, or scorpion in a proper environment (ie. Keeping a Bearded Dragon in a Tupperware container is not acceptable). This includes housing the animal or amphibian with proper heating, lighting, bedding, and accessories. We will ask for a photo of your complete setup if a live animal guarantee claim is made.

Dundas Reptile uses the best standard of packaging to ensure that your reptile will make it to you in top condition. However, should the rare event of a DOA occur Dundas Reptile will replace the reptile but shipping costs will be the responsibility of the customer. Under no circumstances are any animals or insects returnable or refundable… in the event of a live animal claim, replacement or store credit are the only options. We are NOT responsible in any way for carrier delays of FedEx, USPS, or UPS.

Once a live animal order is placed, it is a commitment to purchase. We cannot under any circumstances cancel a live reptile order. Our workflow absolutely prohibits the ability to cancel so be sure you are certain of what you are purchasing before you submit your order. Thank you.

Dec 21 & 22 are the Last Ship Days before Christmas and Fedex has an extremely high volume. These days there are No Animal Guarantees Provided. Shipping on one of these days is 100% at your own risk.

All sexing is completed by extremely capable and experienced staff, however, no gender identification is 100% so we use “best efforts” to provide you with the gender you order but there are no implicit guarantees on this service. When you pay $10 for our sexing service, we provide our “best efforts” to determine the gender of the animal. However, in the event you receive an animal that is not the gender you requested, we cannot, under any circumstances refund, exchange or compensate you in any way. We appreciate your understanding of the complexity that often goes with identifying the sex of many animals.

Sizing is always approximate, terms such as hatchling, baby, small, medium, large, juvenile, sub-adult, or adult are used as guides and points of reference only. However, all animals grow at different rates so there may be differences in the size of the animal you receive. There are never any guarantees on the actual size of an animal shipped.

NOTE: While we use proper packaging methods and boxes for live insects there are no live arrival guarantees on any live feeder shipment that goes via priority mail. If you would like a guarantee we have an option to overnight deliver your insect shipment for $30. Please contact us and we will invoice you for the overnight fees.

We’re Happy To Help With Your New Pet
When you order a reptile from Dundas Reptile you are going to get a healthy top quality pet. However, it is up to you to educate yourself on how to care for your new pet. Often, small changes in the reptile, frog, or insect’s environment will correct or prevent health issues. When an issue appears do not wait to attempt to correct it as even a single day could make a major difference.

If you ever have a question about a pet you purchased from us with regards to heating, lighting, enclosures, diet, etc. we are more than happy to provide you with our expert advice. However, we are not veterinarians and cannot prescribe or provide you with a consultation on medications. If your pet is ill you should visit your local veterinarian who specializes in reptiles and exotic creatures.